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Old 07-03-2016, 06:50 AM   #57
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A little late to this thread as I see the OP has gone with an F250, but we just took delivery a few days ago on our 2016 F150 XLT with the HD Payload package with a payload sticker of 2434 lbs.

We had to wait more than 5 months from our order in January and carefully optioned with an eye towards maximizing payload, but I am happy with the outcome.

There is another owner over on the F150 board with a carefully optioned HD Payload Lariat showing something like 2470 in payload.
Which cab and box is the XLT ?
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Old 07-03-2016, 06:53 AM   #58
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A little late to this thread as I see the OP has gone with an F250, but we just took delivery a few days ago on our 2016 F150 XLT with the HD Payload package with a payload sticker of 2434 lbs.

We had to wait more than 5 months from our order in January and carefully optioned with an eye towards maximizing payload, but I am happy with the outcome.

There is another owner over on the F150 board with a carefully optioned HD Payload Lariat showing something like 2470 in payload.
That's a great payload! Considering this route as well, how does the truck drive empty? Ride quality is very important and so far I'm leaning towards a 2500 ram as the rear coils offered a superb ride compared to the leaf springs in the Sierra Denali. Waiting on the 2017 F250 but with the same leaf springs I'm not expecting a great ride.

Does the hd payload add stiffer springs?
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Old 07-03-2016, 06:54 AM   #59
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D44, what cab and bed size did you get with your F150 with the HD payload package?
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Old 07-03-2016, 07:03 AM   #60
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Ok, here is the build sheet

2016 F 150
4x4
SuperCrew
3.5 eco boost
157 wheelbase (6'6" bed)
3.73 axle
301A package
Max Trailer Tow
HD Payload
Extended Range Tank
Black platform running beds
Trailer Tow Mirrors - manual/power glass
Sync 3
Navigation
Tailgate step
Spray in bed liner (Ford)


Kept the options list really short in an attempt to maximize payload. Was hoping to get over 2386 lbs to future-proof for possible trailer upgrades.

Not the most luxurious truck but it has everything I need. Very nice truck and Sync 3 seems very nice.

As to the ride, I have never had an F150 or any truck other than an Explorer before so I don't have much to compare it to - I think the best way to describe the ride is "firm".

I have not towed with it yet - the Equal-I-zer hitch has to be completely set up all over again due to the height differential and the suspension. Have an appointment locally for a set up on July 15. All of this waiting is killing me . . .
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Old 07-03-2016, 09:36 AM   #61
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I am looking at a 2017 F150 with same equipment , Regular cab, 8' bed .
I think it will be just short of 3000# payload
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Old 07-03-2016, 11:58 AM   #62
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Also, Why did it take 6 months to get ?
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Old 07-03-2016, 02:14 PM   #63
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Also, Why did it take 6 months to get ?
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Supposedly there was a production delay for "material availability". All the 2016 HD payload F150s were delayed production until around Memorial Day from what I am reading. Hopefully, now that they have successfully run production of the 2016, there won't be too much delay on the 2017 if they offer the package again.
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Old 07-03-2016, 02:43 PM   #64
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thanks D44 , my dealer told me 8-10 weeks and most are 6-7 weeks
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5.7L Tundra vs. 3.5L Eco Boost F150 vs 6.7L Diesel F350

F150 Platinum... absolutely a treat to drive with the 3.5L Eco Boost. Beautiful interior and well designed exterior. Amazing power from a start!

I had a 2012 Tundra 5.7L Crew Max, short bed. The Tundra had plenty of towing power, but was 200 pounds less than the sticker on the door for the F150 Platinum for cargo. The weight on the Ford increase was most likely a lighter engine compared to the 5.7L Tundra. Also a reliable power plant and transmission and drive train.

Why go from a Tundra to a new F150 with only a 200 pound increase in cargo capacity. That was the reason why I was looking at Ford trucks. More cargo capacity.

Checked out the F250's with Diesel. Impressive. For around $400 MSRP more, the extra load spring on the F350 King Ranch 6.5 foot bed was my BEST option for my needs pulling our 25 foot International.

The cargo maximum will be exceeded on the F150 quickly. The engine without the trailer... is very impressive. I can imagine it would do a decent job towing a 23 foot or smaller Airstream. But... cargo limitations.

For not much more haggling on the F150 Platinum (high sticker price, as well)... you can get a fully 'endowed' F250 or F350 and excess cargo capability. The King's Ranch F350 Diesel made my 2012 seem bland and dull.

Will I regret the decision? ... I need to get 500+ miles on the F350 before a test run to check my Equalizer hitch/F350 locally, and then into Wyoming this August for the real test. The diesel has a different start to rolling speed before the power of the diesel can be felt. Will get use to that.

The 3.5L Eco Boost... amazing from a rolling start... but reality and common sense is needed when making the choice.
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F150 Platinum... absolutely a treat to drive with the 3.5L Eco Boost. Beautiful interior and well designed exterior. Amazing power from a start!

I had a 2012 Tundra 5.7L Crew Max, short bed. The Tundra had plenty of towing power, but was 200 pounds less than the sticker on the door for the F150 Platinum for cargo. The weight on the Ford increase was most likely a lighter engine compared to the 5.7L Tundra. Also a reliable power plant and transmission and drive train.

Why go from a Tundra to a new F150 with only a 200 pound increase in cargo capacity. That was the reason why I was looking at Ford trucks. More cargo capacity.

Checked out the F250's with Diesel. Impressive. For around $400 MSRP more, the extra load spring on the F350 King Ranch 6.5 foot bed was my BEST option for my needs pulling our 25 foot International.

The cargo maximum will be exceeded on the F150 quickly. The engine without the trailer... is very impressive. I can imagine it would do a decent job towing a 23 foot or smaller Airstream. But... cargo limitations.

For not much more haggling on the F150 Platinum (high sticker price, as well)... you can get a fully 'endowed' F250 or F350 and excess cargo capability. The King's Ranch F350 Diesel made my 2012 seem bland and dull.

Will I regret the decision? ... I need to get 500+ miles on the F350 before a test run to check my Equalizer hitch/F350 locally, and then into Wyoming this August for the real test. The diesel has a different start to rolling speed before the power of the diesel can be felt. Will get use to that.

The 3.5L Eco Boost... amazing from a rolling start... but reality and common sense is needed when making the choice.
The 6.7 diesel will feel different than the gas but be aware it will turn on the traction control due to tire spinning from zero up to 40mph. Higher if the pavement is wet.Its a animal!
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F250/F350 puts the Grrrrr into the F150 Purrrrr

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The 6.7 diesel will feel different than the gas but be aware it will turn on the traction control due to tire spinning from zero up to 40mph. Higher if the pavement is wet.Its a animal!
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For you F150, F250 and F350 lookers, previous owners and new owners....

Grrrrrrrrrr.

Cannot wait and unleash this beast onto the back roads of Wyoming in August!
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You will love it. I really liked my F150 but also was looking for more payload and a more secure feeling when towing. My F250 accomplished both needs. The 2017 F250 and up will be as smart and toy featured as the current F150's.
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The 2017 F250 and up will be as smart and toy featured as the current F150's.
Yup, here is a short list of new features on the SuperDuty...
Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support (engages engine breaking on the Power Strokers)
Adaptive steering (helps keep you in a lane when driving > 45MPH)
BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with trailer coverage
Factory-installed customer-placed trailer camera
Multicontour front seats with Active Motion® (I love these on my 150)
PowerScope® power-telescoping and power-folding trailer tow mirrors
Remote tailgate release with power lock
Standard flat load floor on SuperCab and Crew (fold up the rear seats and there is no center hump in the floor)
Tailgate step (nice to have with the higher truck beds)
Trailer Reverse Guidance
Trailer tire pressure monitoring system
Utility lighting system (LED side-mirror spotlights - nice when pulling into a site at night, they auto turn off before 15MPH, but on the 150's there is an easy mod to override, I'd expect the same on the SDs)

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The BLIS with the trailer coverage will be great. I have loved my 2015 F150 Platinum but have ordered a 2017 F250 6.7 Platinum that I am anxiously awaiting. The toys in the F150 with the power and capacity of the 250 will be nice. They start production tomorrow. Mine is scheduled for the beginning of Aug.

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